In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory, this is the beautifully written story of Nelson's secret daughter In a farmhouse near Calais, a lonely English girl pieces together the life of the legendary Admiral Nelson - the loving godparent she learnt was actually her father only after his death. What no one tells Horatia is that the woman who has led her into exile, Nelson's mistress Emma Hamilton, is also her mother. In this absorbing, poignant novel, an intimate light is cast on the most celebrated couple of their age. But while Nelson and Emma's story of extraordinary success and grand passion ends in heartbreak, the tale of their secret daughter becomes one of spirited survival.
Miranda Hearn was born in Darlington, grew up in Dorset and now lives in London. Her first novel, A LIFE EVERLASTING, was published by Sceptre in 2003.